Worst Homecooks On Masterchef U.S.

This is a list of the home cooks who have failed to impress the judges and fans alike cookwise on Masterchef U.S.

The Top Ten Worst Homecooks On Masterchef U.S.

1 Shanika Patterson Season 9

Gordon often repeated her criticisms in team challenges, how is she on top? - Murphdog405

I understand that Shanika can be very direct when talking to people, but she truly is looking out not only for her safety in the game, but the others' safety. I admit, I'm not the biggest fan of her attitude either, but Shanika is a competent cook, and that's why she's still here.

Blaming other people for her mistakes a lot

She's just so ugly. Always happy when someone falls. Terrible character.

2 Sasha Foxx Season 4

Obvious plant - Murphdog405

3 Mateo McConnell Season 6

Why is he on here

4 Malcolm Green Season 4

If you can't cook savory or sweet there's no point in going to masterchef.Don't know how he got passed the audition and I can't believe his daught was stupid enough to think he would actually win. should be much higher on this list

5 Tali Clavijo Season 3

Make Shannika below Tali on this list and tut him as number 1 again. He was such a disaster.

Make this guy number one on this list AGAIN AND NOT SHANNIKA! Could NOT stand this guy!

This guy's worse than a snob. I've read many of his interviews and seems like he never learnt his lesson at all, still trying to promote "non-traditionist cooking". I can understand his intention and beliefs and appreciate that he is trying to be creative, but there are times where simple and traditional is the best. If he thinks he's a genius and that the judges are too "old-fashioned" then there's no point coming to MasterChef. It is not just a competition, but also a place to learn. What an immature guy he is!

This guy was completely delusional. "Oh, look at my new innovative cooking" was pretty much always his go to thing and he would constantly defend himself, claiming the judges did not understand his "brilliance". It was always obvious that his food sucked.

6 Faruq Jenkins Season 1

Overreacting to sheena getting eliminated? Come on it was obvious.

7 Darah Carattini Season 6

After 1st team challenge, she sacrificed herself to be eliminated. She could have gone up the balcony instead.

Her food sucks

8 Krissi Biasiello Season 4

I hate this prick so much. She's pretty much the Russell, Elise and Jackie (all 3 from Hell's Kitchen) of Masterchef. Joe berated her for horrible catfish dish. She makes snide plans to eliminate everyone else just to stay in the show, including Jessie and Natasha. Producers keep her just for drama and ratings. In cooking game shows, they can't dismiss participants based on attitude. They care only for cooking capabilities. Show's crew praise her cooking over her attitude. I'm so sick of this prick. I hope she doesn't participate in Top Chef nor Hell's Kitchen. I don't want to hear from her ever again.

Expects sympathy for being a single mom. Insists she wants to be a role model for her child. Threatens to beat innocent people up because she thinks nice people are too fake.

Terrible attitude and angry all the time! Remarks about hitting people!

While I think she's much better than Tali, I still loathe her as she had been constantly pushing people into the mud. Even it's a competition this is not an excuse for her mean attitude. I had my last straw when she desperate tried to get Bime out of the competition

9 Hetal Vasavada Season 6

She only know how to cook Indian food and she was a bad team captain twice. If you were a team captain once, you should learn from your mistake. Also the second time when she failed at being team captain, she lost a vegetarian challenge. Also, she would say that she's a vegetarian at least 3 times per episode.

10 D'Andre Balaoing Season 7

He should have been the first eliminated for those shoes alone - Murphdog405

He outstayed his welcome. He somehow looks like a Bruno Mars Reject. He's "Lazy" (oh yes I said it cause I can). Don't wanna see your face. There's a lot things that I would change. Cause you ain't amazing. "Just the way you are." - ndog

Stupid man he should had went home in episode 1

Couldn't make mashed potatoes

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11 Alejandra Schrader Season 2

Although good at the beginning, she sucked later. Proof: She served raw garlic, and raw pork loin which was supposed to be the easiest cut to work with. I can't even believe she did that. Plus I hate her facial expressions when she gets criticized. - ndog

12 Derrick Peltz Season 6

The fact that he didn't call bs on Claudia's diversity win proves he's a tool and a beta. - Murphdog405

Who put Derrick on this list? He was one of the best competitors! I actually think he should have won over Claudia. Remove his name from the list right now!

Why is Derrick on this list?! He was one of the best contestants and should have won his season.

Derrick was a tool

13 Astrid Lavenia Season 5

Yes, Astrid. MasterChef does have a cleaning crew. That doesn't excuse you from deliberately throwing food scraps onto the floor. You'd think Joe would immediately throw her out after that.

How did she get a white apron? Let alone not be in the top 3 on this list... - Circleofjerks

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14 Jeff Philbin Season 8

Jeff may have had an attitude, but I feel he had strong cooking skills compared to some others in that season. Not a fan of him, but there has been much worse on MasterChef.

Scrapes by the skin of his teeth every episode and always acts like an arrogant crybaby when things don't go his way.

He's always giving up and is a really bad team member

He should be number 1 his attitude is the worst ever

15 Ryan Umane Season 3

I would say he is the most pretentious cook on MasterChef but that would connate and imply that he knows what the hell he is doing. He doesn't. He's just an idiot who had some time on his hands because he was unemployable and he tried to force being a cook.

Arrogant and disgusting. He actually told the female contestants to flash her breasts to get votes during a team challenge

He was a moron! He threw Samantha under the bus. Sam didn't mean to cook the raw duck! He was also arrogant towards Monti!

Always talks crap about Monti, told females to flash their breasts, arrogant and thinks he's the best contestant in the kitchen but he got his ass kicked quickly. Jeff's attitude is bad, but at least he can make a souffle even when he sucks at desserts. This guy could't even make a molten lava cake. He gave live crab to Christine just because she can't see the pinchers. I agree with Frank on the episode he got eliminated, he said that he would love to go down there a just slap him around.

16 Mark Togni Season 8

Jeff may have regularly given up and butted heads with other chefs, but Mark was a lazy ass who didn't listen, spouted football jargon and simply seemed like he didn't want to be there.

Personally I think Mark is 100 times worse than Jeff. At least Jeff takes this competition seriously and is not arrogant.

Jeff's attitude was a bit off but he's a decent guy and a good cook, can't say the same for Mark - FukboiAyano

He, Sam and Heather were doomed from the start. During first mystery box challenge, those 3 were considered worst of the worst. Gordon threatened him with elimination. He's a jerk

Between him and Jeff, I'd choose Jeff any day. Mark was such a lazy cook that didn't take anything seriously. He just made a bunch of football references and cooked what I would cook on a Sunday morning.

17 Bowen Li Season 9

The most obnoxious personality of the show. - FukboiAyano

A hypocrite and phony. Absolutely horrendous human being. No one really deserves to be on this list except for him.

Why? I'm predicting him for the finale

Without the shield of being an awkward, vulnerable homosexual fobby immigrant that might fool some of the gullible viewers, he's literally a foul blend of Krissi, Courtney, Tali and Jeff, meanwhile exempt from any left redeeming qualities of the mentioned 4. Why isn't he 1st of the list yet?

18 Howard Simpson Season 4

I hated this guy so much. He missed an ingredient for some kind of shrimp dish. Then he undercooked Call of Duty. Finally, he added unusual ingredients like bell peppers into his pasta. Joe considered him a total disgrace throughout the season. I hated when he makes some horse noise when called for his pasta. If he participated in in Hell's Kitchen, he wouldn't survive a single dinner service. Chef Ramsay would kick him out of the show before participants chose their nominees. He wouldn't survive Top Chef either. Tom would acknowledge his inconsistencies for each challenge. Padma would eliminate him within first few episodes. This guy would be considered the most incompetent chef if he participated in other cooking game shows, including Cutthroat Kitchen (only heard about it, but never watch it).

Howard is a very narcissistic and the fact that Sasha went home over Howard was a joke as Howard only produced a very small plate of salad with nothing special to it in an hour and the fact that he even made it to the top 15 in his season on masterchef was a big joke. Shame on you Howard!

A complete screwball who, like Tali, only ever had one good dish. He should've been eliminated first over Sasha because he wasted a whole hour just to make a salad. What kind of "chef" would do that is beyond me. Worse than Krissi in my opinion.

Arrogant and prone to self-pity.
But at least he had the balls to eliminate himself. - Kama

19 Sam Reiff-Pasarew Season 8

This guy is so oblivious in each challenge. He's as bad as Raj and Jeremy (season 8 and season 11 respectively) from Hell's Kitchen. He said that writing is like cooking. Wrong! These 2 arts are different. When he cooks, he doesn't pay attention to what's he doing. First, he made liquid scramble eggs. His bad lamb dish was his last straw. The liquid scramble eggs are as bad as liquid mash potatoes. This guy is a mess from the start.

He said he was happy to eat blue lamb when his dish was terrible and was happy about it

The only time he wasn't in the bottom was when he was lucky enough to be on the winning team for the first team challenge. Consistently terrible peformer.

hated him

20 Courtney Lapresi Season 5

Egotistical and unfortunate that she and Krissi are the two everyone remembers from Philly. Looks down her nose at fellow contestants. "Everythong I do is wonderful" attitude. Must be the six inch heels she wears in the kitchen. Could be editing but she says quite a bit of really ignorant and crappy things.

People hate her not because she won but that she was an awful person

Terrible attitude, smiles when people fail and for some reason always obsessed with Christian. She acts like Christian is her boyfriend or something.

Didn't deserve to win

21 Shelly Flash Season 6

Utterly shocking that she made it as far as she did. Aside from the whole saving the weakest chefs in episode 6 incident, she was a consistently sub par performer. She only got as far as she did because of her sob story and because she was pretty much Gordon Ramsay's favorite throughout the season.

She initially lost at auditions, but Gordon wanted her to be part of the game. She's pretty much like Virginia from Hell's Kitchen. They both have subpar performances, but Gordon kept making them stay. They both have been on chopping block multiple times. I know audiences despise her, but I think she's at least better than Krissi from season 4.

Sh failed to lead her lead her team to victory and when she had a crappy dish, she blamed on the other contestants that they didn't cook the food fast enough.

I don't like her too! Why do Nigerians / Africans act like that? She's not strong enough as well and I wish she went home earlier... :|...

22 Cutter Brewer Season 5

The only reason he lasted is at least 1 person would suck harder than him in a pressure test - Murphdog405

Cutter should definitely be in the top 10. Aside from his unlikable attitude, he was a consistently bad performer. He has placed in the bottom more than any other contestant on the show. Him making it all the way to the final 4 was a joke!

How did Cutter make it Top 4? He makes Neo from The Matrix look like an amateur at dodging bullets.

Stupid idiot. How could he have made it to the top. He blames everyone on everything.

23 Jennifer Behm Season 2

Barely won any team challenges and she sucked in the competition. That raw lamb dish should have been an automatic disqualification. If the judges can't taste your dishes because they're raw, what's the point of still being here. Plus, she also screwed up her Pork Dish, Ravioli, and messed up an egg-truffle dish when she should have just gone up to the balcony. Christian should have been in the final two. In my personal opinion, she did not deserve to win.

Masterchef, is a good show. Unfortunately, the judges idea of the winner (besides Luca and christine) just sucks.

The most undeserving winner of MasterChef. Even more than Courtney.

Barely won any challenges and sent out a number of dishes that were either okay or elimination worthy. How she wasn't sent out after making that ugly patty is ridiculous. Worst of all...she won?

24 Max Kramer Season 2

I can't even stand when he speaks. Anytime he opens his mouth, he has to say something negative, something pretentious, or something about his "skills". ANNOYING

Very arrogant, who couldn't do anything without his parents money. He has no clue how to be humble, or sympathetic to others.

What an arrogant snob! He was always going on about how much the other contestants sucked, yet he was awful as well. So glad he didn't last long at all.

A spoiled brat who lacked a serious amount of respect. - Kama

25 David Williams Season 7

I don't think David deserves to be this high, as he was a very great cook, better than 70% of his season. At least he deserved to go far, due to good cooking. I know he gets mad, but he just wants things to not bite him and screw him over

David is a crybaby ass that need to leave now he is a jerk and I can't believe they allowed him to come back after he cried like a spoiled ass child he make me want to puke and not watch the show. The black women deserved to stay she was rock solid in the show. It's another one of those things if you are black and things are difficult just throw a temper tantrum and it's ok. Would it be the same if he was a white guy? I think not

I understand it's a high pressure competition, but you should know better than to throw a bottle of champagne like a three year old.

Tantrum baby

26 Suzy Singh Season 2

Immediately sick of her the second she opened her mouth. I never supported her, never liked her, never wanted her to get as far as she did. Fully believe her and Max should have been the first two out. Arrogance out of this world, talks too much and roles her eyes at everything, cries to try saving herself when in jeopardy, entirely disgusted by her.

Suzy never put up the chops to be able to brag the way that she did. It was irritating to watch her. Her smile and laugh were annoying, and her disappointment for not always being number one when she didn't produce properly was... Irritating.

From the first time you saw her, it was like urrghh; always talking about herself and how good she is. Her cooking skills are ok but obviously not the best like the way she brags about it. Even when she return as a support for the finale cooks, she still can't get over herself and says one of the spots should belong to her. People like Suzy, Christian and maybe Max makes season 2 a little unpleasant to watch. My favorite for season 2 personality wise, Ben Star.

She did not deserved to go as far as she did, she was constantly bragging about being one of the best without actually having the talent to show for it.

27 David Martinez Season 3

While he did have some really bad moments, I wouldn't really put him as high as #2

He sucks he threw both Felix and Anna under the bus

Eh. He had some good moments and some bad moments.

Dude gives up so easily

28 Dorian Hunter Season 10

Wait a minute... She's a winner! She was never on the bottom or was that the edit? I have no idea...

Black Claudia clone - Murphdog405

29 Christian Collins Season 2

I hated him so much. Most arrogant prick I have ever seen. Does not deserve anything good in his life.

He's the reason that I avoid watching season 2. He sounded like a arrogant prick. He's reminds me of Scott, the past Hell's Kitchen participant in 7th season, but made further progress. However, I don't like him nor Scott (like I said, I'm talking about 7th season participant, not former Hell's Kitchen sous chef nor season 12 champion). He nearly got the boot for eating during judges evaluation. I heard he's a kind person off camera.

He has the absolute worst attitude of any home cook on this list, his demeanor and blatant disrespect for his other chefs if disgusting, he should have never been in the top 20 with that kind of attitude.

He even dared to argue with the judges! I've met a lot of arrogant people but honestly, non of them would actually dared to argue or even disagree with what their teachers, boss or anyone who is authoritative said. A total prick who has no respect for anyone but himself. Why did he pass the audition at the first place?

30 Evan Tesiny Season 10
31 Heather Dombrosky Season 8

Pretty much like Sam, the only time she wasn’t in the bottom was when she was on the winning team in the first team challenge.

I know I said this before. She, Mark and Sam were doomed from the start. All three of them didn’t last long. The only thing she succeeded is the first team challenge, same with Sam. Her over seasoned scrambled eggs is almost inedible. That’s game over for her.

32 Dino Angelo Luciano Season 8

Dino had a great personality and was a talented chef, deserved to win it. Shouldn't be near this list.

Why? He was fun on MasterChef

Why is he on here. He was 1 of the best cooks on Masterchef ever

Why is he even here? - Murphdog405

33 Adam Wong Season 8

The problem I had with him is that he is trying to put his "Japanese" spin on everything without understanding where that food stands in the japanese culture... when Gordan asked for a restaurant quality food he puts some street food in a bag on the plate...

Oh Adam, go back to Harvard. He was so annoying and constantly brags about going to Harvard

Couldn't cook anything and always in the bottom.

That elimination DEFINITELY gave me tears. Dunno why he's here.

34 Bri Baker Season 10

The love child Cutter and Courtney - Murphdog405

Can’t take negative comments

35 Samantha Daily Season 9

Sorority this, college that, Iowa this, never cooked that... got annoying very quickly


Samantha is not the biggest crybaby. It is Jennifer from Season 8.

"We don't have food in Iowa sororities."

Biggest crybaby ever

36 Beth Kirby Season 4

Doesn't know how to make crab cakes annoying and just doesn't know how to cook

Can't even boil water - Murphdog405

Cried in almost every episode.

37 Elise Mayfield Season 5

At least she admitted she made mistakes. Unlike Tali

She did absolutely nothing but make terrible pies.

Two words. Pity apron. - Murphdog405

She shouldn't even jave been there!

38 Jennifer Williams Season 8

She's a crybaby just like Beth from Hell's Kitchen season 12. She had multiple meltdowns in almost every challenge. She almost lost it. When she and Paige were on chopping block, everyone chose her because everyone hates Paige. Although I never like either of them, Jennifer is a type of contestant who can't handle the pressure. Remember kids, chefs don't cry (quote from Aaron Song before his passing). I don't think she can handle Hell's Kitchen nor Top Chef.

Cracked under pressure during the second team challenge and said it made her team ahead, failed to make fish and chips

She can't cook. Why come to masterchef if you can't handle the heat?

39 Stephani Syfax-Shepherd Season 5

This girl is a donkey. Pecans in blueberry pie? That’s a big no no.

40 Diana Billow Season 7

Can't cook Lobster or Fried Chicken that's why she's on here

So glad she went home before Diamond

41 Katie Dixon Season 7

So annoying! every single episode she was just yapping on about "Oh my daughters went to do this! " WE GET IT, you have daughters! She couldn't even cook that well, and fell into top 6! FELL! How does the guy who made a decent food (Eric) get sent home rather than her RAW food?

so stupid

42 Scott Little Season 3

He is a very nice guy, but he can't cook well sadly. - ndog

Great guy with a big heart, but he just is not a good cook.

Although he sucked I would' nt put him this high

I hated him so much he didn't know how to cook and apple which he makes pretty often put duck in a profiterole and had only one good dish which was his risotto
Man this guy is delusional

43 Christopher Lu Season 6

An arrogant son of a you-know-what. Got destroyed by Christina several times, and annoyed me throughout the season more so than Tali could ever do. A complete insult to what Masterchef represents, the worst contestant in the Season, and in the Top 5 for the worst contestants ever.

This guy doesn't even care about the competition. He just gets owned every time and has a big mouth.

Christina destroyed him for looking away from the judges. That costed him his place in Masterchef.

What kind of person makes Christina Tosi annoyed at them? I was so satisfied yet so surprised when she went Joe Bastianich on Christopher's arse.

44 Adrien Nieto Season 2

Why is Adrien here?

He should have won.

The only bad thing I can really say about him is that he didn't win.

He was mostly inconsistant - Murphdog405

45 Becky Reams Season 3

Unbelievably arrogant. Yes, she was actually a really talented cook, but she was so annoying, always shifting blame to other people when she messed things up or trying to grasp credit where none was due. In the challenge where the final 5 had to switch the mystery boxes they created for themselves, she had the audacity to try to take credit for the praise Christine received on her dish. Yes, she selected those ingredients, but it was Christine's talent and creativity that allowed her to pull through that challenge.
Oh and during the cowboy challenge, she started cooking the meat during prep even though she was not supposed to, then when Monti had to decide who to give immunity to, Becky felt that she deserved it for some reason. When Monti tried to bring up her errors, even reminding her that she had to assign Josh to the grill, Becky still had the audacity to say the true reason for that was because there was a lot of work to do and not because of her errors.
I just hate when ...more

At least people this season I didn't necessarily like, such as Ryan and Tali, at least were interesting to watch. Becky thinks that her food is the best, and whines when things don't go her way. Plus, she threw David under the bus for the whole sushi plate when she was responsible for 50% of it. I just don't like her.

Too arrogant and always thought her food was the best even though it wasn't

Almost a copy of Suzy from season 2 - Murphdog405

46 Paige Jimenez Season 8

I liked her, so don't say bad things about her, she's really only 18, and she doesn't need to be perfect. She was my favorite contestant. It was a shame that she left so early because Paige actually was a good cook. I really think Jennifer was a good cook, but she couldn't really handle the kitchen, it just overwhelmed her. I really think Paige should've moved on. She definitely cooking wise wasn't the absolute best chef, but masterchef is all about getting better at cooking. You can't be perfect when you walk into anything. Yes, Paige was too confident, but some people can be very confident and have a disaster. I'm just saying she deserved to move on. By the way Eboni, and Krissi were good cooks, so don't say rude things about them either. As I've already stated, nobody's perfect. Paige isn't perfect, and Eboni and Krissi aren't perfect, I think Paige doesn't deserve to be treated like how some people are treating her. Eboni, and krissi don't deserve it. Can we all not be rude?

She added too much spice on the fish in the second episode and she didn't seem to care either - heidilynn

She's pretty, and isn't a bad cook.

The reason she got the boot early on because everyone was biased against her. She is pretty much responsible for team loss. Her meat dish was her last straw. She was overconfident during pressure test. I doubt anyone will remember her years laters.

I don't care what's she's doing after getting booted out. I hope she attends an university studying whatever she's interested in.

On a side, this is not the girl I want to spend time with.

47 Wuta Onda Season 10

I'm A vEgEtArIaN! - Murphdog405

48 Bill Travers Season 7

The current oldest contestant before Veronica, but an even bigger disappointment. Being in bottom twice in one episode, then that's when you know that you suck. - ndog

Uses Israeli couscous instead of Morrocan? Ok Boomer. - Murphdog405

49 Caitlin Jones Season 8

Really hated her!

Why is she on this list? I know she had to face the pressure test multiple times. She was inept in cleaning lamb chops. The only time she won was the team challenge which cannoli pressure test follows afterwards. Although she wasn’t a strong contestant, it doesn’t mean she’s a bad person.

50 Mark Ingraham Season 9

He pretty much got lucky getting an apron and was a continuous disappointment throughout the competition. Thank god Christina put him in his place.

There we go, I finally found him. Why is he way lower than the other Mark?

Why is he below Season 9 Samantha?

He always self proclaim that he’s the best in the kitchen. That is arrogant. He ignores other teammates’ advice. He shouldn’t receive an apron at all.

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